Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Taking A Break

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Be back in July!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

JS Doily VI WIP Again

I thought I was tatting the 2nd last row in this Jan Stawasz doily. It was 75% done when I realised I missed tatting 9 rings of each repeat. I had two options to correct it, cut or tie lots of ends. I decided to cut. In the photo above, you can see that I am cutting out the incorrect and on the left, is how it should be.

I am thinking it is too terra cotta than coral splash but it might turn out okay once the last round is done. Let's hope so. 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Made Me Smile

A wood engraving by  Heinrich Leutemann c. 1865 titled "Interrupted Road Surveying in Singapore"

Under the exhibit was this description:
"An imaginative retelling of colonial architect  GD Coleman's road surveying trip in 1835 and the group's encounter with a tiger."

A woodblock print by See Cheen Tee

Can you guess what she is saying to the young missy?
Even the cat would like to know!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Mille Crepe Cakes

This is the Oreo mille crepe cake from First Love Patisserie.
Soft, creamy and surprisingly light.
I did not taste much of the crepe unlike the Cappuccino mille crepe from the same shop.

The Earl Grey mille crepe from Lady M was delicate in its flavour and had a wonderful texture.
Now, if you like it sweet, try the Lady M signature mille crepe cake. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016


It is coming along. 
Tatted another 4 rounds.
4 more to go.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Art in Currency

A scroll painting of gibbons by Chen Wen Hsi

"Drying Salted Fish" by Cheong Soo Pieng 1978
Chinese ink and watercolours on cloth

Both paintings are featured on the $50 portrait series currency note.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tatted Jade Lariat

Thank you for your great comments in the preview post.
I did start this chain thinking it would make a great eyeglass holder.

It was so pretty and I had all those beads already strung so I decided to tat them all.

I was glad I did and it morphed into a lariat which can be worn several ways.

Tatted in a size 30 HDT from Marilee Rockley called Forest.
Besides the jade bamboo beads, I added Swarovski round crystals, Delica beads, and the lariat ends with two carved jade charms.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Salted Egg Yolk Crab

Anything coated in salted egg yolk and fried tastes good.
Especially if I did not cook it.
We had this at a local restaurant. 
Fragrant and tasty.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Zoroastrian House

While walking in Little India, we came across this. Intricate patterns on the door step. It was closed as it was a public holiday but it did have a signage which identifies it as the Parsi Zoroastrian Association of South East Asia.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

New Jade Earrings

I am obsessed with dangling earrings. Lately, it has been jade. I made these for myself. 

The top is very dark green jade in gold filled ear hooks. The jade looks almost black but if you shine a light through it, you can see that it is green.

The second pair is done in 925 silver threaders. The jade is black. 

I love them both.